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Publisher's Summary

A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life. New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.

Josh, an up-and-comer at a leading technology company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed.

Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. When he discovers where and how to plant the seed, you'll get a new sense of what it means to live and work with passion and purpose.

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!

©2011 Jon Gordon (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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Great Book...terrible narrator

What did you like best about The Seed? What did you like least?

I'm a big fan of Jon Gordon's work. The content of this book was great. However, the narrator was horrible. His intonation is soo annoying that I found this book very difficult to finish despite the great content.

Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Synnestvedt’s performances?

No

Any additional comments?

Jon Gordon is a talented author and narrator. I hope that in the future he sticks to narrating his own books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Narrator voice inflections were distracting

I loved the story and the voice, however, the enunciation and emphasis on words at the ends of sentences were awkward and choppy.

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A light yet insightful self questioning story

Funnily enough i wasnt expecting such a light hearted and follow through story. I have read many practical books on finding my purpose and this has been one of the most inspiring, allowing me to question myself in the process of a fable. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore where they are at, why they may be there and just enjoy the story of a life and the signs in the offering. This book does make you think about the part you play in the bigger picture, and ultimately the choices that are yours. This will be a book i go back too when i need a rejuvenating view of a life - which is the ultimate review of an audio book from my perspective.

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great story....

a story of purpose, to let you know there is a better you in anything you focus your efforts into. The narrator was kind of...well not he best I. his accent and annunciation were interesting. But over all very good entertaining and educational book.11

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Awful Speaker

The content is great but the voice disposition and method is quite annoying personally. You may like it, but it is fingers on a chalk board. I recommend listening to a sample. I bought the book and love it! Highly recommend the author.

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Felt like a bad church sermon

No actionable advice, way to much God stuff, and just cliche after cliche. Audible has some great information out there like Derren Browns Happy or Jordan Peterson 12 rules for life has a great chapter about meaning, but this book is just garbage. Sorry but I found it a complete waste of 3 hours. I kept waiting for the payoff and quit about 20min til the end when I realized there was none.

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Planted and Growing

I loved the book.
Great narration.
I loved how the dog had its own character.

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Insightful and thought provoking

The book had a really good message that I think most people struggle to wrap their mind around. Good speed and simple message.

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Good story but no real guidance

Good story but no real guidance; no real specific examples of how to find purpose.

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The Seed

I really enjoyed this book. Actually as I was listening to it it seemed as if it was talking to me. Perfect timing in my life!